Current Timeline for the King’s Dyke Project Completion

Having helped lobby for the funding for the King’s Dyke scheme – which Martin Curtis did a great job in securing when Leader of the County Council – I have shared the local frustration as technical issues have slowed progress. I continue to chase up key stakeholders and to emphasise how important this is to …

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£325,000 Award to Help Fenland Families Get Active

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Walking football, no strings badminton, table tennis, swim fit and village archery have been some of the fun activities put on in recent years by Active Fenland, after I lobbied the Chief Executive of Sport England in 2015 to help secure a £250,000 grant. This scheme has been such a success, that it is now …

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Reading DOES Succeed in Whittlesey


There are two key parts to our summer Read to Succeed literacy campaign. Firstly it is to give all the local children at year 4, the age many start to read independently, a book of their own to keep and treasure to help foster the fun of reading. The second is for the token we …

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My Inaugural Parish and Town Council round-table

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I recently welcomed Parish and Town Councillors from across North East Cambridgeshire for my first Parish and Town Council Round Table. The event was a good opportunity for Parish and Town Councillors from across the constituency to meet and discuss the key issues which affect them and their parishioners with myself, Mayor James Palmer, Leader of …

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Pint and Politics

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On Friday I launched the first of my ‘pint and politics’ evenings, which is the chance to discuss politics informally over a pint. It seemed appropriate to start it at our very own Elgood’s brewery, enjoying their award-winning ‘Cambridge Bitter’. And contrary to what is sometimes said about MP’s, it shows I can organise a …

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Jack’s moves into Chatteris

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  Positive news for Chatteris today with the opening of Tesco’s new big retail idea – Jack’s bringing with it the creation of 25 full-time jobs. Jack’s is named after Tesco founder Jack Cohen as the supermarket celebrates it’s 100th anniversary next year. It’s key pitch is 8 out of 10 items are British grown, …

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Official Opening of Littleport Academy and Highfield Littleport Academy

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This morning I had the privilege of officially opening both the Littleport Academy and Highfield Littleport Academy which is part of a £37.5 million site sharing the campus with the new Leisure Centre. With superb facilities and a talented team of teachers and support staff, pupils in Littleport will have countless opportunities to progress and …

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